Claude Larnal

Jean-Claude Ramonet

Les Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2016

Continuing to dip into 2016 white burg at the top level and continuing to be pleased. Surely one of the most coveted and iconic Ramonet plots, albeit young, 2016 Ruchottes is very impressive tonight, proving the frost laden growing season is becoming a year of terroir over vintage. At first perhaps eerily opulent, it continues to focus with air and flaunts an explosive bouquet of stone fruit, citrus oils, wet stones, white flowers and toasty oak with Ramonet spearmint that comes in after some aeration. The palate is expansive, dense and concentrated with an elegant texture and just enough citrusy acids to support its imposing richness. If I were to nitpick I’d like more length but this is a great bottle. — 9 days ago

Tom, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Purchased on release after visiting Claude at his estate. — 15 days ago

Severn, Aaron and 12 others liked this

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau De Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou Cabernet Franc Blend 2018

Classic franc barnyard nose leads in to a really balanced and, true to its name, violet-infused wine. Subtle bit of VA brings tension and liveliness. Captures a pleasant 2018 warmth which isn’t typical Anjou but is nonetheless successful. Sweet, fuzzy, ripe berry extract and ripe tannins, a bit thick actually. Hope the sediment drops out more. Really close to something great here.. — 2 months ago

Tom, S.S. and 20 others liked this

Claude Dugat

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Maybe bought too many. It’s fine but doesn’t fly for me. Won’t reorder. — a month ago

Byron liked this

Jean-Claude Debeaune

Belles Grives Morgon Gamay 2018

I always say you have to subtract several points off a JS rating but this one you only have to subtract a couple. This is pretty though: raspberries, jammy, dry and acidic. Balanced. — 19 days ago

Paul, Severn and 18 others liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Yeah, two points at least, sometimes more.

Claude Riffault

Les Boucauds Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Notes of peach and pineapple. Uncommonly fruit for a Sancerre — 2 months ago

Ira, Jason and 10 others liked this

Jean-Claude Bessin

La Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lean and minerally. Would be good with oysters. — 3 months ago

Andrew and Lyle liked this

Jean-Claude Debeaune

Montchoisy Morgon Gamay 2017

Black berries. Fruit forward but not light. Very good Beaujolais. Drank with trigger fish, couscous, and grilled shrimp in white wine butter sauce. Very good pairing even though a slightly bolder Beaujolais. — 5 days ago

Elissa Baker
with Elissa

Jean-Claude Bachelet

Blanchot Dessus Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011


Beautiful notes of white flowers, hint of wax, quince, lemon rind, oyster shell. Lifted acidity and juicy mid palate that ends in a long finish. Great stuff. — 8 days ago

Jean-Claude Bessin

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Beautiful drinking Chablis with good energy & balance showing notes of citrus, orchid fruits, saline, chalk & mineral. — 2 months ago

Daniel P., Lyle and 13 others liked this